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Brick after pre-5, get disk full after official firmware

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by dameon, May 14, 2005.

  1. dameon

    dameon Network Guru Member

    I think that my WRT54G was bricked by pre-5. I was recieving no response from if at all, when tring to access the configuration web page. I tried to reinstall the offical firmware using the linksys installer, but it stop at 31% giving a disk full error. I've tried to hard reset but that is not help. I have a ver 2.0 and the lit lights are power wlan and 1. What should I do now?


  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  3. dameon

    dameon Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the link Toxic. That is what I was following, but could not find any info about the disk full error. I have already tried the Auto Upgrade utility, that is where i got the disk full error. So this an offical brick and I need to do the pin 15-16 reset.

  4. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    disk full?
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i have never had a ful disk error. could you take i snapshot of it. using a snapshot program
  6. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    the only possible reason for a disk full error would be if you /tmp filesystem is full since the firmware is written temporarily to this space while flashing
  7. dameon

    dameon Network Guru Member

    Since people asked for a little bit more info about my problem I thought I would post the finner details. I DID manage to recover my WRT54G using the pin 15-16 method. Took a while though, my laptop did not want to cooperate with getting the right IP address.

    I was origanally running pre4 (all ran fine), but then decided to upgrade to pre-5. This was done without a hard reset or restore to defaults. The upgrade went fine, but after a day or two I could not bring up the web interface. I reset the router and it was not giving out IPs via DHCP. Tried again and then again with a hard reset. Still nothing. I tried to reinstall the offical Linksys firmware using the Auto Upgrade Utility. The reinstall went fine. When it finished reinstalling the offical firmware, I directly proceeded with the upgrade to pre-5. I don't believe I did a hard reset or any reset for that matter. I think that this is were I went wrong. Again I was not able to get an IP address or access the web interface. So I tried to repeat the Auto Upgrade Utility, this is where I go the disk full error at 31% complete. This is at the point where I posted the problem. I figured it was bricked, but just wanted to seek a confirmation (thanks to all that helped). After a few tries of the pin 15-16 I finally got it working again. It took a few tries, because my laptop did not want to get an IP correctly. So my WRT54G is running fine now as a client, DHCP'ing IP's and running KAI.

    BrainSlayer, don't take this to mean that there is a new problem with pre-5. All the problems I had seems to have been my fault. Thanks for everyones help and to BrainSlayers work on DD-WRT.

    EDIT: BrainSlayer you are probably right about the /tmp being full. Which is my fault for not resetting before doing a second firmware upgrade.
  8. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    i already had also strange problems with firmware updates. not with prefinal5 but with a router who was running 2 months with v20 installed. from one point this router wasnt giving out ip's and had problems with radius authentication. i found out that the radio unit was damaged. so i replaced the router and all was working fine. linksys has a really bad production quality sometimes.
  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    we should make a guide for which firmwares are upgradable to which version. even i dont know if it is safe to go from ddwrt v20 to ddwrt pre4

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